Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Illusionary Wall

Those commoners will never go walking on your property again. Assuming they can walk straight after the headache your illusionary wall gives them. This is of course a demonstration (not by me) of the crazy things you can do with photoshop. In many ways people editing digitally are illusionists. They create things that cannot and do not exist and place them into visual form. I've talked with friends about the possibility of a superhero who uses the power of photoshop. Editing reality to the impossible, limited by the time you have available. Interesting concept but likely hard to execute without the right DM.

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Friday, June 24, 2011


A picture is worth a thousand words. I have one word for this picture. Awesome!

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Spot Checks

Ah spot checks. The best thing you can ask for to get your players paranoid. Also the best way to keep them off their guard if you ask for enough of the. "Oh he wouldn't have something here, we've been making spot checks for the past ten minutes and it's always been nothing". Then they fail the critical one and surprise round occurs. Even better if it's something that they could have noticed. Though this brings up my wish for degrees of success and failure in more mainstream RPGs. In the poster case you could have them notice the feet, but not describe them as feet. More perceptive characters would actually notice the toes and be able to deduce that something may be exploding out of the ground in short order.

Art from here
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Friday, June 17, 2011


Backstory is as important as your DM makes it. Or as much as you invest in it. And some backstories could use some more investment. Especially ones that are only 9 words long. Of course if you're going for a one shot a 9 word backstory might be all you need to get through. That said if you're writing a short story for your backstory when you're playing in a one shot you may be into overkill territory.

Picture from GIS for funny picture (no really)
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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Helm of Dwarfyness

I got nothing. Other than to say I want one. You know you do too.

Art from WIN!
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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

This Castle of Mine

Every adventurer should have a home sweet home, a base of operations, a sanctuary, or to top off the list: A Castle. A castle screams wealth, power, class, and nobility. All wonderful things to have to show all those other "would be" adventurers that you have truly made it.

Art from here
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Friday, June 3, 2011

Cthulhu in Power Armor

There are days when your shenanigans cause the GM to throw their hands up in disgust. And then you get Cthulhu in power armor. Rocks fall, everyone dies is so last decade.

Art from here

Quotes from rebooted Greek Myth game

Andreas: (( your man isn't Andreas, but he could smell like Andreas ))

Eunike: "We'll BEETle them to a pulp!"

LooneyGM: Eunike live up to her name and victoriously flies out of the fireball, the wind under her winds
Eunike: (bounces off my iron hard feathers!)
Andreas: (( propelled by farting to make your own jet-powered owl ))
Eunike: (stupid beans)
Eunike: (but guess who's downwind of me!)
Andreas: (( NUUUUUUUU ))
Andreas: (( KOFF KOFF ))
Andreas: (( are there bones in owl farts? ))

Andreas: (( shall I sing the walking song? ))
Andreas: (( walk walk walk walk walk! ))
Mnemosyne: (( Someone needs to sing the walking song! ))

LooneyGM: (( all of you with magic, faith or power points recover all of them ))
Andreas: (( and I recover my awesome points. oh wait, I never run out of those! ))


Andreas: (( he died as he lived - with a half-eaten, uncooked rabbit in his hand ))

LooneyGM: The bug cowers
Lykaios: (( i thought it said "the bug cows" ))

LooneyGM: Mnemosyne kills the first bug so hard it kills a second one
* Mnemosyne is totally serene and composed about the AWESOME she just accomplished
LooneyGM: (( Mnemosyne turns around to face away from the explosion? ))
Andreas: (( in slow motion ))
* Mnemosyne does the slow walk away

Andreas: (( you know it is kind of funny how the little daughter of aphrodite is kicking ten times as much ass as the mighty son of zeus ))
LooneyGM: (( well she has help ))
Andreas: (( I think this is probably killing Andreas on the inside ))
Mnemosyne: (( Power of Love, bitches ))

* Arlo is curled up on the ground, snoring.
Mnemosyne: (( In the burning city. ))

Arlo: (( You're about to face your first Wild Card. ))
Arlo: (( Your cleric is out of juice. ))
Arlo: (( You've got full bennies ))
Arlo: (( Going for it? It would be in-character to do so. ))
Andreas: (( pshaw, nothing can defeat my character! ))
Andreas: (( OR SO HE THINKS ))
Arlo: (( I dunno about injury tallies, either ))
Mnemosyne: (( My character's major flaw is overconfidence ))
Andreas: (( mine is arrogance ))
Mnemosyne: (( I will charge into anything ))
Andreas: (( sooooo we're totally going for it ))

Mnemosyne: (( ... Somebody is vigorous. What, did he drink three red bulls before the fight? ))

Arlo: (( I use my action to try and find the bathroom in this shithole! ))
Mnemosyne: (( If it's a shithole, do you need a specific place to go to the bathroom? I mean, really. ))

Aeton: (( It's an old man! Kill it before it can speak! ))

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